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Sandpiper - Beach Is Just A Stroll Over The Dunes

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms + 5 Bathrooms + Sleeps 20 And 100 Yards From The Beach!

From Sandpiper, with its 17 live oak trees, it's only a 100 yard stroll over the dunes to the beach. Jekyll's beach is frequently quiet and uncrowded. See pelicans, sandpipers, and other shorebirds, catch a glimpse of a passing dolphin, or search tidal pools for shells. Further north along the shore, Driftwood Beach is dotted with hauntingly beautiful live oaks and pines that the Atlantic has eroded and toppled onto their sides. Grab a sand bucket, noodle, or beach chairs from the house to take with you. There's an outside shower if you want to rinse off when you return.

Sandpiper is a newly renovated, split-level home with six bedrooms that can sleep 20 people with its 2 kings, 3 queens, 1 trundle, and 2 bunk beds with roll-out trundles. A futon in one of the common rooms can accommodate two people. Converse, play games, or watch cable TV in either of the two common rooms. Our 65 inch television is great for sports, movies and shows which you can view in High Definition. The upper common room has a vaulted ceiling, slate floors and an adjoining balcony. Sit and relax, read, or listen to the ocean on the balcony or eat on the screened-in porch.

Our screened in porch brings the outside indoors. You are surrounded by our oak trees, with a 99-inch fan overhead to keep things cool. The vaulted ceiling is finished in a wood stained earth-tone that gives the room a warm comfortable feeling. Grab a bite to eat and dine at the patio table, read a book while sitting in a comfy chair or play a game on the over-sized coffee table. Perhaps you will enjoy a thunderstorm, while conversing with friends before the sun comes out for another stroll on the beach.

If you like to bike, you can enjoy a ride using one of several bikes found in the garage. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing and crabbing.

The Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment.

Sandpiper amenities include a full, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, linens, free wi-fi, local phone service, 3 cable TV's, and DVD.

“So where shall we go this year? 

"I am always interested in out of the way places of natural beach beauty, so I sniffed around till I found Jekyll Island, a historic winter vacation of the wealthy some decades ago.  Warm, hauntingly beautiful, friendly, it held promise. Some weeks later, we decided to enjoy a large nearly beach front home with fireplace and very old trees.  The house is not quite ocean front, and so is easily beach accessible at sunrise and sunset, visual highlights of our time away.

A brand new island to explore is always delicious for me. In pleasurable anticipation, I decided which camera to take to capture daybreak at the beach and scouted a bike to use to enable long hours on exquisite flat ocean trails.

As we found the driveway, the huge umbrella-shaped [oak] trees hung heavy with grey-green lacy Spanish moss, bidding us a warm welcome in the darkness of the evening. Walking into a generous back yard, the omnipresent Spanish moss created a space both awe-inspiring and quietly unobtrusive. I was glad to be there. The gentle ambience of this very quiet neighborhood provided a soothing contrast to our quicker paced urban life.

First morning there, just before daylight, I threw on beach clothes, made tea, and strapped a leash the younger live wire of our Mother-daughter team of dogs. We set off for the beach just before sunrise.  In the daylight, the arch of the [oak] trees hung heavy with Spanish moss as they had in the darkness, enveloping me in a comforting tent of feathery leaves framing the sun as it rose over the beach directly ahead of me. The empty beach appeared before us, awash in silvery gold of the pre sunrise sky. From our rocky promontory, we walked slowly down the beach steps. [Our dog] trembled from the thrill generated by the smell of driftwood, boulders, ocean and sandpipers worthy of chasing.

Returning home. My cell phone app informed me I had done nearly 7000 steps, and I had enjoyed each and every one.  My dogs were exercised and stimulated by their new surroundings as my husband, with a bum ankle, waited at home and read in the company of stately trees on our back balcony. "

Come stay at Sandpiper and create special memories for you and your family!

More Details

Mike and Lara Morgan
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Some Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Mike and Lara Morgan

We love to travel and have been throughout the 50 US states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Africa, Australia, and New Zealand are still on our destination list, but we've visited all the other continents save Antarctica, which is a tad too cold for our tastes.

We've both worked in the software industry, in telecommunications and banking, and Mike enjoys writing fiction. Mike speaks Spanish fairly fluently, which helps on our travels, and he can speak a bit of Mandarin, Russian, French, and German.

Mike and Lara Morgan purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike and Lara Morgan chose Jekyll Island

After numerous visits to parents that live on Jekyll Island, we decided to purchase a home there. When we saw Sandpiper, just a short walk from their house, with its beautiful large common room and a balcony where you could hear and see the ocean, we couldn't resist.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice home, easy access to beach, very spacious. Had family here to celebrate a 70th birthday family reunion. Family from Philippines, Ohio and Texas was here. Really enjoyed staying in your place. Will consider using it again.
Oct 2014
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Jekyll Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Tenants agree to rental agreement. Some examples: maintain the premises in a good condition and behave in a civilized manner.
  • Pay for any damage done to the premises or the removal of excessive trash. Turn off the AC/heat before leaving windows and doors open.
  • See to your own security while in the property by locking doors, windows, garage doors, etc. when it's prudent to do so.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs off family room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs off hallway
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs private Bedroom 3 bathroom
    Shower 1 - outdoor shower , Outside shower behind house
  • Outside shower available for cleaning up from the beach.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Each bunk also has a pull-out trundle.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , One trundle bed.
  • Sandpiper's six bedrooms can sleep 20 people with its 2 kings, 3 queens and 1 trundle, and two bunk beds with roll-out trundles. A futon in one of the common rooms can accommodate two people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sandpiper - Beach Is Just A Stroll Over The Dunes
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 35 reviews
Bishop, GA

Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a large group. We had several family members, including kids, and we all had our own bedrooms and bathrooms, so it never felt crowded. The updated house is open and spacious, including the outdoor spaces. We spent many evenings on the large screened in porch.

If you enjoy cooking while on vacation, this is one of the most well-stocked kitchens I have ever been in. No need to bring anything from home.

We also traveled with our dogs and the outdoor shower was the perfect place for everyone (two and four-legged) to rinse off.

The home was awesome, and Mike and Lara are so easy to work with - we hope to stay here again next summer! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!!

Melissa V

June 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing some of your experiences at Sandpiper. We updated the home so our extended family could enjoy future gatherings on the island. It is wonderful to hear that other families will take home special memories of their stay as well. Lara and Mike
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Comfortable, great spaces to have time together, close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend for families wishing for time together - great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures do not do this home justice!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for my family. We had 8 adults and 6 children. Plenty of room. Accommodations were amazing and House was so clean. No complaints!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most relaxing vacation we have had

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at numerous VRBO properties in SC and GA in the last 7 years. The northern family loves to meet the western and southern part of the family for get-togethers and fun. We have decided that this was, by far, the best vacation house and location we have ever stayed.

First, the house was in immaculate condition. We can't say for certain, but it seems that the house was updated very recently. New bathrooms and thoughtful features were evident throughout. There was plenty of room for us to spread out, talk, do puzzles, cook meals or just sit on the enclosed deck and listen to the ocean. (Yes, you are close enough to the beach to hear the ocean from the house.) I don't think the pictures give a true representation of the size of the rooms - they are spacious! With 9 adults, we did not feel on top of each other at all. The house has all of the amenities an extended family could ever need for a short or extended stay, from the games (indoor and outdoor), kitchen utensils/appliances, bikes, beach gear and rooms/decks for quiet contemplation.

Second, the island itself is very beautiful and much more residential than commercial. You get a real neighborhood feel staying there. The live oaks and properties remind me of canopied drives in the south - going through tunnels of trees with spanish moss. As for activities, with 25 miles of hiking/biking trails, the fishing areas, picnic areas, turtle center, historic area and of course the beach, there no end to what you can do on the island.

Finally, Lara and Mike checked in to ensure that all was well and that we had no issues. We have never had that happen before. It just shows that the little things sure do mean a lot. All in all, for us, it was an absolutely perfect vacation. Thank you, Lara and Mike.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yoohoo! This is why we bought Sandpiper. Our extended family loves having gatherings similar to yours. We just remodeled this past April. Sounds like your group enjoyed some of the many indoor and outdoor adventures that Jekyll and Sandpiper Cottage offer.
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I used the beach house so I can have my wedding at Jekyll Island,and it was fabulous we all had fun.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay tremendously. I will do it again and again, the house was in Tip-Top shape and all our needs Supply. I gave it 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back again soon. We love Jekyll Island and enjoy sharing it with you.
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Birmingham, AL

Large, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Sandpiper. It is in a wonderful location, extremely close to the beach. And, we fit 13 adults and 3 children there very comfortably. There were also 5 other adults who came over to visit from a different place, and even with everyone in the house it never felt crowded. The bikes, beach chairs, porches, and kitchen made our vacation comfortable, relaxing, and fun. I would highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your weekend at the beach!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brunswick GA is the nearest commercial airport.
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Just a 100 yard walk across the dunes!
Car: recommended

Hop on one of several bikes you will find in the garage. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing, and crabbing.

The Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $154.64
Tax Rate 15.09%

A 50% deposit reserves the home, with the remainder due one month prior to arrival.

There is $750 security deposit for each rental. This amount will be refunded less any damage to the home.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss bringing a dog to the house. A flat fee of $150+tax applies.

We recommend purchasing independent trip insurance as a way to recoup your payment in case of cancellation.

Cancellation Policy
- Prior to 60 days before stay: Full refund of deposit less a $200 booking fee.
- 60 days to 1 month prior to stay: No refund of deposit.
- 1 month or less prior to stay: No refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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